Iron Gate

Iron Gate

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.iron-gate.com/
  • Phone: (650) 592-7893
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Salvador Conchas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Minimum 30 up to 90 guests (regular business days), Minimum 100 up to 200 guests on Sundays with a $1000 opening charge.
  • Private Party Contact: Kaveh or Dimitri 6505927893
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturday: 9:00pm - 12:30am: 4-piece live band and dancing (Rock, Blues,Motan,Funk & Oldies)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ralston Ave.
  • Public Transit: cal-train Belmont Station 3 blocks. Samtrans 1 block
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 32 parking spaces in the lot adjacent to the restaurant plus back and front street parking
A word from Iron Gate
Iron Gate offers excellent Continental cuisine in an elegant environment. The only restaurant with table site & flambe service in the bay area. Live music every weekend 9:00pm - 12:00 am. See calender on our web-site www.iron-gate.com or on Face Book.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Iron Gate reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (98)romantic (66)neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (49)good for groups (49)notable wine list (36)vibrant bar scene (20)great for lunch (15)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always a Great Meal
    DrewFC
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I have been going to the Iron Gate for over 20 years and every time it's a delightful evening. Love the salads, Ahi tuna starter, Saltimbocca, all the fish specials, lamb dishes. Don't miss the soufflés or the Bananas Foster.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was excellent but . . .
    Deva
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I ordered a glass of wine and the waiter (on his own initiative) brought me a taste of a wine he had just opened. He asked if I liked it and I said yes. He asked if I would like a glass and I said yes. My mistake was not to ask the cost of the glass of wine as it was almost twice the cost of theming I had ordered. I felt taken advantage of as we were with another couple that we don't know that we'll and I feltnuncomfqortable asking the price. My mistake BUT I feel he took advantage of the situation. It will never happen to me again - especially with that waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eats!
    JanA65
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food was excellent and the service very good. The restaurant was a little noisy but that was because it was Saturday night and they were fully booked. It is pricey but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience
    FunTravelingAroung
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Perfect service. Our waiter has been there almost 40 years. When I asked for a recommendation, he told me about a chicken and apple dish not on the menu. I ordered it and it was awesome. There are clearly a lot of locals that go here which is a good sign. Just a great experience! I recommend goin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always the service was outstanding.
    Yasue
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Dimitri and Kava were so personable and joined in the fun at our table. My birthday celebration could not have been better. Cherries Jubilee and Steak Diane...what more could you ask for???
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappointed!!
    LynieRVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    What a special place! Outstanding food, exceptional service, and not rushed at all. Tableside preparation of Steak Diane is great and tasty! Old school style of restaurant but fantastic!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iron Gate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Dinner at the Iron Gate is our number one choice on the Peninsula. The food is excellent and beautifully presented and the service is perfect. Our last dinner there was very busy, yet nothing suffered. We had a party of six and we all had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and outstanding service
    SpikermikeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were very pleased with our first visit to Iron Gate. All the items we ordered were delicicious and the service was impeccible. It's a lively environment but not too loud. Will definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iron gate
    Cleo204VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Same great food. Same great service. Been going there for years and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWESOME!!!
    JohnE
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    One of the best if not THE BEST restaurants in the Bay Area!!! The food and service is always consistently great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dmdblmnt
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Very good food. Ample portions. Service was fine except not much help with the wine selection. Wine list was extensive with many vertical tastings available Good spot for business dinners. Relatively quiet. Ours was an anniversary dinner and the restaurant helped make it special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TexasTeriVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The entertainment was awesome. Food is a bit pricey for the amount served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambiance
    Uc218
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had the ceasar salad, rib eye steak, sautéed prawns and scallops, and the bananas foster... All around great food...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not return
    HeidiCVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Salad was way overdressed, where they are known for the flambe, I did not need a bonfire at my dinner. Just overall food was average and not a good experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoyable
    Marley
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    A traditional good food, good service, nice room restaurant. Relax and enjoy being served. Not noisy or frantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal everytime
    LetsEat
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I thought I didn't like scallops - until I had the Prawns and Scallops Bordelaise. Now it's all I think about. Thought I wasn't a fan of steak, then I had the Steak Diane. Can't wait to see what myth they'll dispel next. Oh, and the Bananas Foster is not to be missed. The waiters are as amazing as the food. This is my new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining continues
    Gourmet1VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our most recent dining experience was as good as we have ever had. The onion soup still is the best around. The minestrone just as good. We both had the Petrale Sole Almondine special. It was perfectly done and served by our waiter, Tanner, who provided his usual attentive and professional service and poured our wine perfectly. The food here never disappoints. We consider it the best restaurant in Belmont, bar none. We cannot recommend it enough. The house coffee is always excellent also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old standby but not really special
    bcinfc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The ambience and service speak to exactly what it is: A romantic old standby from a bygone era of "Continental Cuisine". All the old menu favorites were there, artfully presented (often flambeed at the tables.) Service was excellent. Problem is that the food is really not especially good. Not bad, just not special. And at the price it's easy to get fine cuisine elsewhere on the Peninsula. Sauces were tired, watery and not well balanced in flavors. Our meat was under done, despite ordering correctly. Food was only OK. Noise level was a bit troublesome. It wasn't deafening, like so many other restaurants, but it was definitely challenging to hear one another across a table for two in this big wide open room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • familyof10
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Hada party of 10 - 6 adults and 4 teenagers. Everything was wonderful - food, waiter, surrounding. Every one enjoyed their selection from the menu. Would recommend very highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The best restaurant on the peninsula with excellent consistent food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently outstanding service
    MVDavidVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Iron Gate gives consistently outstanding classy service. There are items on the menu that you cannot find anywhere: Steak Diane (it's flambéed at the table), Veal Oscar, Coquilles St. Jacques.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to place
    Cleo204VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always great food, great service, affordable prices. A place you can depend on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always top notch
    TafhdydVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a great dinner, great service and great evening celebrating our friends anniversary. Another top notch visit to the Iron Gate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very traditional old style
    Jimbo
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great food, very personal warm service staff. They make you feel like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beef Wellington
    Ngomansland
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had to order ahead for the beef wellington and it awesome. Perfect Medium rare and the truffle gravy (my guess) was amazing. I would definitely go back again. My fiance enjoyed her dinner also... but it was overshadowed by the beef wellington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We loved the restaurant. Great food and service. Will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always wonderful
    CJRFIT
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food, atmosphere just a great date night restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    feedme66
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Salad wasn't great, but everything else was delicious. My husband had the lobster and steak, I had the special salmon. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old fashioned dining
    foodgirl51VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    You walk into the dining room and feel as though you went back in time. The waiters are fantastic! They are knowledgeable and charming. The food is very good and they prepare your Caesar salad at your table. Celebrated a friends birthday with two other couples. We all had a wonderful evening. They all want to go back. We were too tired to enjoy the live music but at another time it would be great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's 93 Birthday
    Sher1eatingagain
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a great lunch, the food, service, etc. was great! The waiter's made sure your glass was full, never had to ask, very professional. Thank you for making his day a great one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food & Service
    ronyoungus
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Me and my wife eat out a lot and go to many restaurants in the area. By for this was one of the best. Yes we will be back. We will also tell our friends about the restaurant. Good Job. Thank You
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 1999VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    After great service and good meals, both lunch and dinner, for over 20+ years, we experienced only fair food and poor waiter service last Sunday night. The food seemed uneven and presented without much thought. The sauce on the Veal tasted like it came out of a can. The waiter serving us in the back room was lacking the custormer service and special treatment we have always had from the owners and staff. This guy was short, prefunctory and arrogant. He rattled off the specials and was not happy when asked to repeat them. He was not happy when asked about a specific dish and was not friendly in any sense of the work. He would have been a great bit player on "Hogans Heros."
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excelente
    julia25
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    muy buen ambiente, excelente comida y muy buena atención desde la recepcionista hasta los mozos.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    YUMMmmmm
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is where my idea of a "Great Meal" has been enjoyed numerous times w/o question. If you like the flavors of food- here you'll find the flavors of great food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Quality
    Dfunk24VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Love everything about this place - waiters in tuxedos (ours has been working there for 42 years!), flaming dishes tableside, Caesar salad made to order and tasting the way it's supposed to taste. Steaks and veal are the highlights. Everything about this place is old school - in a good way, including getting great food along with great service for a fair price. It's the kind of place where you can easily imagine Sinatra strutting in with his entourage in tow, eating and drinking 'til the joint closed up for the night. An overall wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a bad meal
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Really, I have never had a bad meal here. It is always elegant and you are made to feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    LynieRVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Re-discovered Iron Gate about a year ago. Have been twice in the last two months and have had exceptional experiences both times. Great service, food, and ambience. The sautéed scallops and shrimp are fabulous. I also got to try my mother-in-law's Steak Diane...I may have that next time! I have been highly recommending Iron Gate to many people...Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Everyone in the restaurant has customer first as their focus. Great customer service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants - great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great culinary experience
    CharlesVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A STAR on the peninsula ..... since the 70's .... even earlier ....... Can't get a bad meal here .... and service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate